William "Bill" James Stott
It is with great sadness that the family of William (Bill) James Stott, announce his passing at the age of 66. He was promoted to heaven on Sunday December 4, 2022, at the Batavia Veterans Medical Center. He was born on December 21, 1955, in Jamaica Queens, New York to the late William H. and Alice (Arensten) Stott. In addition to his parents, Bill is predeceased by a sister; Lisa Willey and a brother in law John Pflueger.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Deborah (Cranmer) Stott; children Jason (Sharalyn) Stott, Justin (Rachel) Stott, and Jaime (Wade) Smith; sister Jeannie (Todd) Baham; Mother in law Nancy Sherbert; brother in law Cliff Willey; nieces and nephews. He was also an extremely proud Pop-Pop to his grandchildren Adalyn Stott, Kaylie Stott, Emelia Stott, Olive Smith and Isaac Smith who will miss him deeply.
Bill was friendly, warm, and able to easily strike up a conversation with anyone he met. A people-person through and through, he worked as an electronics technician for many years. If he wasn’t working or spending time with his family, Bill enjoyed perfecting his golf game, shooting pool with buddies, attending sporting events, and cheering on his favorite New York and Baltimore teams.
Bill drew people to him with his sense of humor, energetic nature, and ability to always laugh at a silly joke. He enjoyed telling stories about his time spent overseas while enlisted in the US Navy and growing up on Long Island, and always wanted to hear what was new with others, too. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" 2 Timothy 4:7
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the wonderful nurses at the Batavia Veterans Hospital CLC Unit who went above and beyond in their care of Bill during his last days.
There will be no prior calling hours and the services will be held privately. Bill will be laid to rest in Western New York National Veterans Cemetery in Corfu.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Activities Fund at the NYS Veterans Nursing Facility 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, New York 14020.